Become a Friend

Attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects, be invited to special events, and meet others interested in supporting this very special place by becoming a Friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library!  All interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are eligible to join.

Join the Friends of AHL online today! Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) are $15 for a household. 

In addition to the link above, you may also join by printing out, completing, and mailing the registration form below:


Benefits include:

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual Friends book sale on Thursday before the event.  The book sale raises important funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • Opportunity to attend five programs with speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries.​


2018-2019 FAHL events:

Only Friends and their guests may attend these events unless otherwise stated.
The FAHL quarterly meetings are held the fourth Monday of January, April, July (annual meeting), and October.

April 13, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm
Closing reception: Roots to Healing, Snyder Lobby and Auditorium
Please join us for a brief program about the new College of Biological Science Conservatory with curator Lisa Aston Philander.  Enjoy botanically-inspired science activities, music and food.
Free to FAHL members. 
Visit the eventbrite page to register in advance.

April 22, 2019, 1:00pm
Quarterly meeting, Snyder Auditorium
Professor George Weiblen, Science Director & Herbarium Curator, Bell Museum of Natural History
"Global Forest Observatories: An International Network Monitoring Biotic Responses to our Changing Climate."

July 22, 2019, 1:00pm
Annual meeting, Snyder Auditorium

October 3, 2019, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Members Early Access to Friends of the AHL Annual Book Sale, MacMillan Auditorium
For Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library members and Arboretum staff only
Preview Sale is not open to the public
Preview Sale is not open to book re-sellers

October 4-6, 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm each day
Friends of the AHL Annual Book Sale, MacMillan Auditorium
Open to the public

Book Sale

Next Sale: October 4-6, 2019, 10am-4pm

The Friends of AHL annual Fall book sale are accepting donations of gently-used books, DVDs and CDs from January 2 through September 20, 2019.

Donations are accepted at the Andersen Horticultural Library during library hours. If you can carry in the books without help, you may pull up in front of the Snyder Building and bring them to the library.  If you need help unloading bags or boxes, please tell the attendant at the Gatehouse that you have book donations to deliver. They will call us and direct you to the Snyder Building Loading Dock where we will meet you. (If no one arrives, call us at 612-301-1239 in case we missed the gatehouse call.)  Once we have received your donations and contact information, we will then send an acknowledgment receipt in the mail.

Thank you for your support.



Click here for past newsletters and quarterly meeting minutes.